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Aramaic Prayer of Jesus
by Neil Douglas-Klotz

 Abwoon d’bwashmaya (Our Birth in Unity)

Our father who art in heaven

Oh you, breathing life in all,
origin of the gleaming sound,
you shine in us and around us,
even the darkness glows
when we remember.

Nethqadash shmakh (Clearing space for the name to live)
Hallowed be thy name

Help us to draw a holy breath,
in which we feel only you
and may your sound ring in us and purify us.

Teytey malkuthakh (The Creative Fire)
Thy kingdom come

May your counsel rule our lives
and make our intentions clear
for the common creation.

Nehwey tzevyanach aykanna d’bwashmaya aph b’arha
(Heaven comes to Earth: Universal Compassion)
Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven

May the burning wish of your heart
unify heaven and earth through our harmony

Hawvlan lachma d’sunqanan yaomana
(The Blessings of Earthiness: the Next Step)
Give us this day our daily bread

Grant us daily the bread and insight that we need,
what is necessary for the call of growing life.

Washboqlan khaubayn (wakhtahayn) aykanna
daph khnan shbwoqan l’khayyabayn
(Letting go, Heartbeat by Heartbeat)
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us

Release the cords of the errors that bind us
as we let go of that which binds us to the faults of others.

Wela tahlan l’nesyuna
Ela patzan min bisha
(Remembrance: The Birth of New Creation and Liberty)
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Do not let superficial things lead us astray
but instead free us from that which holds us back.

Metol dilakhie malkutha wahayla wateshbukhta l’ahlam almin Ameyn
(A celebration of Cosmic Renewal)
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen

From you comes the all-effective will, the living strength to act,
the song that beautifies everything and which renews itself from age to age.
True vitality to these testimonies!
May they be the ground out of which all of my actions grow.
Sealed in trust and faith. Amen.

Source: CD: Abwun: The Prayer of Jesus. Performed by the Overtone Choir, Dusseldorf in 1997
and Prayers of the Cosmos (1994) by Neil Douglas-Klotz.

See also Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic words of Jesus.
by Neil Douglas-Klotz